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BBC Synth Britannia is a documentary I've watched a number of times already. If you are interested in the development of the electronic music scene in Britain, from the early 1970s to mid 1980s, then I know you'll salivate watching this video documentary.

For a start, it has so many contemporay interviews with people like Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure), Wolfgang Flur (Kraftwerk), Phil Oakey (Human League), Andy McCluskey & Paul Humphreys (OMD), Gary Numan, John Foxx (Ultravox) also Cabaret Voltaire, Daniel Miller, Pet Shop Boys and others.

It also features priceless vintage footage. You'll see some very old Depeche Mode, just that alone is worth seeing, as is early Human League. This documentary has it all as far as I'm concerned. It covers an exciting period in music history, which was both unique, exciting and revolutionary. I'm here today because of it, as are many of my contemporaries. The video is about 90 minutes and worth every second. Don't miss out on this rich history. I think I'll sit back and watch it again...I connect my PC to the TV and viola, big screen!

Let me know what think, are you as crazy as me over documentaries and subject matter as this?

And while I'm here, I'll also recommend 'Alien Skin's History of Electronic Music' for reading later.

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